Sheikh Maktoum highlighted the strong cooperation between the two nations across the economic spectrum, especially in the trade and tourism sectors.
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, met with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore.
Sheikh Maktoum highlighted the strong cooperation between the two nations across the economic spectrum, especially in the trade and tourism sectors. Looking ahead, he noted that the two countries are willing to further strengthen their partnership in vital fields aligned with mutual development goals.
He also underlined the fact that the two countries are increasingly focused on deepening collaboration in sectors that are key to shaping the future, including energy, advanced technology, digital transformation, manufacturing, research and development and the innovation.
The meeting, held at Za’abeel Palace, was attended by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, and several ministers and senior officials.
During the meeting, the two sides emphasized the importance of intensifying efforts to leverage synergies and exchange experiences and best practices in key fields such as investment, trade and tourism. As key global hubs for trade and tourism, the two countries bring together vast experience in these fields, the two leaders said.
The two sides also discussed the prospects of closer ties between the UAE and Singapore within the framework of expanding GCC-ASEAN cooperation. They noted that rapid economic growth in the two regions has the potential to boost mutual partnerships and unlock new complementarities. Other topics of mutual interest discussed at the meeting included the UAE’s hosting of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), which promises to deliver substantial progress in addressing global climate challenges.
In 2019, the two countries signed the Singapore-UAE Comprehensive Partnership (SUCP), a framework aimed at deepening existing areas of cooperation and exploring new areas of mutual benefit and interest, such as trade, industry and investment, financial cooperation , education and human resources. development, sustainable development and energy.